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1988 Olympic Games Seoul - Men's 10000 m

 

 

Host City: Seoul, South Korea Format: Top eight in each heat and next four fastest advanced to the final.
Date Started: September 23, 1988
Date Finished: September 26, 1988
(Competitors: 52; Countries: 35; Finalists: 20)
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Seoul Sports Complex, Seoul
Overview by IAAF 1988_olympic_stadium.jpg 
Antibo ensured this would be a memorable race with a first lap of 62.2, but after a first kilometre of 2:41.7, he relinquished the lead as the pack stayed with him. Tanui led at the next kilometre split (5:28.5), and his teammate Kimeli, the fastest qualifier with 28:00.39, then took over for the next 3000m: 8:07.8, 10:50.1 and 13:35.4. By now only Boutayeb was with Kimeli, and Antibo was some 15m back. The 21 year-old Moroccan ran each of the next two kilometres in 2:44.5 and the Kenyan was now 8m back. By 8000m (21:50.2) Boutayeb was nearly 20m ahead of Antibo and Kimeli. With a second successive kilometre in 2:45.6 Boutayeb passed 9000m some 25m ahead of Kimeli, with Antibo another 10m back, and four seconds ahead of world record pace. Boutayeb ran steadily over the last kilometre without straining, easing sharply in the last 10m and losing some three seconds after a 65.2 last lap. He missed the world record by 7.5, but with a closer race, and maximising his 3:54.86 mile pace, he might well have threatened that mark. Behind him Antibo sped away from Kimeli in the last lap, while Prianon was an isolated fourth ahead of Barrios, Kunze and Arpin who produced a stirring battle in the finishing straight. The first four broke the Olympic record, and seventh was slower than Viren’s 1972 record by just 1.01 seconds.
Summary by Sports-reference.com
No clear favorite existed. Italy’s Salvatore Antibo opened the final with a 62.2 first lap and ran the 800 in 2:07.4. But he slowed and the pack came together. On the sixth lap, he surged to a 62.4 lap, dropping all but Moses Tanui (KEN), Kipkemboi Kimeli (KEN), and Morocco’s Brahim Boutayeb. That group passed 5K in 13:35.32, world record pace. Boutayeb stepped on it at 7K and started dropping runners, after the pace had slowed somewhat. At 9K he had a 25 metre lead on Kimeli, and ran a steady last few laps to the gold medal comfortably. Antibo was five metres back of Kimeli with 800 left but his fast kick brought him the silver medal.
 

Records

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1988 Summer Olympics.

World Record 27:13.81 Portugal Fernando Mamede Stockholm (SWE) July 2, 1984
Olympic Record 27:38.35 Finland Lasse Virén Munich (FRG) September 3, 1972

The following Olympic record (in minutes) was set during this competition.

DateEventAthleteTimeORWR
September 26, 1988 Final  Brahim Boutayeb (MAR) 27:21.46 OR  
 
Results

The men's 10,000 metres at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea had an entrylist of 52 competitors, with two qualifying heats (52) before the final (20) took place on Monday September 26, 1988.

Through the halfway mark, Kipkemboi Kimeli was pushing the pace close to the world record, marked by Brahim Boutayeb. Only Moses Tanui and trailing off the back Salvatore Antibo managed to stay in contact. More than 60 metres back, Arturo Barrios led the chase pack. As Tanui came up behind Boutayeb to tighten the lead group of three, Boutayeb went around Kimeli. The two Kenyans ran together in chase for part of a lap then Tanui was unable to keep up with the accelerated pace. Kimeli managed to keep close to Boutayeb but ever so slightly was losing ground. As Tanui faded, Antibo accelerated to move himself into a stronger medal position. By 5 laps to go, Antibo closed down on Kimeli. The two were jockeying for the position, Antibo first sprinting past Kimeli, then Kimeli accelerating away from Antibo. Boutayeb entered the last lap with a 20 metre lead and ran the last lap checking behind him. Coming down the home stretch, realizing the world record was out of reach, he slowed the last 30 metres and celebrated, blowing kisses to the crowd. Behind him, Antibo made one more move, sprinting around Kimeli, sprinting for home for the silver. Kimeli was unable to respond and cruised home for bronze still more than eleven seconds up on Jean-Louis Prianon and the best sprinting efforts of the rest of the pack.

10000 m Men Final 26 September
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 27.21.46 Brahim Boutayeb Morocco MAR 15 Aug 67
2 27.23.55 Salvatore Antibo Italy ITA 7 Feb 62
3 27.25.16 Kipkemboi Kimeli Kenya KEN 30 Nov 66
4 27.36.43 Jean-Louis Prianon France FRA 22 Feb 60
5 27.39.32 Arturo Barrios Mexico MEX 12 Dec 63
6 27.39.35 Hansjörg Kunze East Germany GDR 28 Dec 59
7 27.39.36 Paul Arpin France FRA 20 Feb 60
8 27.47.23 Moses Tanui Kenya KEN 20 Aug 65
9 27.50.30 Martin ten Kate Netherlands NED 16 Dec 58
10 27.52.78 Antonio Prieto Spain ESP 11 Jan 58
11 27.59.90 Mauricio González Mexico MEX 16 Oct 60
12 28.09.32 Evgeni Ignatov Bulgaria BUL 25 Jun 59
13 28.09.53 António Pinto Portugal POR 22 Mar 66
14 28.09.70 Kozo Akutsu Japan JPN 11 Nov 60
15 28.17.64 Rolando Vera Ecuador ECU 27 Apr 65
16 28.29.21 John Halvorsen Norway NOR 17 Aug 66
17 29.04.44 Shuichi Yoneshige Japan JPN 24 Jun 61
18 29.09.74 Bruce Bickford United States USA 12 Mar 57
DNF Boniface Merande Kenya KEN 13 Feb 62
DNF Eamonn Martin Great Britain GBR 9 Oct 58
10000 m Men Heat 1 23 September
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 28.00.39 Kipkemboi Kimeli Kenya KEN 30 Nov 66
2 28.08.38 Jean-Louis Prianon France FRA 22 Feb 60
3 28.08.63 Arturo Barrios Mexico MEX 12 Dec 63
4 28.09.35 Salvatore Antibo Italy ITA 7 Feb 62
5 28.15.63 Evgeni Ignatov Bulgaria BUL 25 Jun 59
6 28.15.63 António Pinto Portugal POR 22 Mar 66
7 28.16.16 Bruce Bickford United States USA 12 Mar 57
8 28.16.43 Kozo Akutsu Japan JPN 11 Nov 60
9 28.17.88 Rolando Vera Ecuador ECU 27 Apr 65
10 28.21.84 Boniface Merande Kenya KEN 13 Feb 62
11 28.22.25 John Halvorsen Norway NOR 17 Aug 66
12 28.23.23 Martin ten Kate Netherlands NED 16 Dec 58
13 28.52.88 Steve Binns Great Britain GBR 25 Aug 60
14 29.08.25 Pedro Ortíz Colombia COL 26 Feb 56
15 29.19.06 Boay Akonay Tanzania TAN 3 Jan 70
16 29.37.99 Ahmed Ibrahim Warsama Qatar QAT 4 Feb 66
17 29.55.23 Eduard Nabunone Indonesia INA 12 Apr 68
18 30.35.01 Policarpio Calizaya Bolivia BOL 10 Sep 62
19 30.47.29 Ismael Yaya Chad CHA 65 NR
20 31.23.53 Charles Naveko Malawi MAW 31 Aug 66
21 32.33.04 Abdulkarim Daoud Yemen YEM 19 Aug 70
DNF José Manuel Albentosa Spain ESP 21 Jan 64
DNF Mike McLeod Great Britain GBR 25 Jan 52
DNF Paul Williams Great Britain GBR 8 Oct 55
DNF Dionísio Castro Portugal POR 22 Nov 63
DNF Andrew Lloyd Australia AUS 14 Feb 59
10000 m Men Heat 2 23 September
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 28.17.61 Brahim Boutayeb Morocco MAR 15 Aug 67
2 28.20.98 Moses Tanui Kenya KEN 20 Aug 65
3 28.22.09 Hansjörg Kunze East Germany GDR 28 Dec 59
4 28.22.52 Antonio Prieto Spain ESP 11 Jan 58
5 28.25.46 Eamonn Martin Great Britain GBR 9 Oct 58
6 28.25.56 Paul Arpin France FRA 20 Feb 60
7 28.26.04 Shuichi Yoneshige Japan JPN 24 Jun 61
8 28.36.66 Mauricio González Mexico MEX 16 Oct 60
9 28.43.02 Ezequiel Canário Portugal POR 10 Apr 60
10 28.43.84 Alberto Cova Italy ITA 1 Dec 58
11 28.45.04 Pat Porter United States USA 31 May 59
12 29.01.13 Antonio Serrano Spain ESP 8 Mar 65
13 29.03.87 Ahmed Musa Jouda Sudan SUD 27 Jan 57
14 29.18.14 Marcos Barreto Mexico MEX 25 Apr 60
15 29.34.07 Paul McCloy Canada CAN 6 Nov 63
16 29.37.14 Lee Sang-Keun South Korea KOR 15 Jun 62
17 29.50.99 Stanley Mandebele Zimbabwe ZIM 6 Jun 62
18 30.08.53 Omar Abdillahi Djibouti DJI 12 May 67
19 30.48.16 Hari Bahadur Rokaya Nepal NEP 2 Sep 65
20 32.51.37 Aaron Dupnai Papua New Guinea PNG 27 Aug 68
21 33.30.43 Bahadur Prasad India IND 1 Sep 65
22 35.17.07 John Maeke Solomon Islands SOL 6 Jun 62
DNF Kamana Koji DR Congo COD 13 Mar 67
DNF Tsukasa Endo Japan JPN 9 Nov 61
DNF Martin Vrábel Czechoslovakia TCH 21 Sep 55
DNF Steve Plasencia United States USA 28 Oct 56
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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